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STEPS FROM KONA COAST'S BEST SNORKELING AND DOLPHINS

Dennis Newkirk

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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STEPS FROM KONA COAST'S BEST SNORKELING AND DOLPHINS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Accommodates two. One queen bed.

Located at peaceful Kealakekua Bay, a small, quiet, low-key shoreline community. Walk the length of a football field to the beach. It is an ideal retreat for one or two couples. Only steps to enter the crystal clear water at the palm shaded beach, across from the Captain Cook Monument, for the best snorkeling in the islands. Pristine Kealakekua Bay is a protected marine preserve and underwater park providing numerous water activities and spinner dolphin sightings (and whales in winter). Hale Lana is removed from noise and traffic and is fully fenced and gated for added privacy. The home is a new superbly crafted tropical luxurious pole and beam design showcasing natural woods, Italian floor tile, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, new tropical furnishings and a ten jet spa tub. There are large indoor and outdoor walk-in tile showers. Entrance lock box with key and security code for easy check-in and out.

Free Secured Wireless internet access . Free local and unlimited long distance calls to US mainland and Canada.

Ocean water temperatures range consistently from 75 (in Feb) to 82 (in late summer).

At present, kayaking in the bay is by permit and through a number of tour companies or your own permit online at: jacqueline.m.velasco@hawaii.gov.

Hawaii Registration ID #W00322962-01

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dennis Newkirk (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha!! We really enjoyed our stay at Hale Lana. Loved all the windows and screen doors. Loved all your plants. It's really the nicest place we've stayed in all of Hawaii. We just left things open all night and loved the breezes and stars. We hope to return.
Nov 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Steps from Kona Coast's Best Snorkeling and Dolphins
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Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have been to Hawaii many times and rented condos and vacation rentals. This is the best furnished vacation rental we have rented, and at a fantastic location, just a few hundred yards from Manini beach, on Kealakedua Bay. The upstairs apartment has excellent architecture and construction and is well maintained. Many nice amentities, including beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, boogie board, washer and dryer, and outdoor shower with hot water.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Redlands, CA
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Snorkeler's Dream Vacation Rental

Snorkeler's Dream Vacation Rental
  • 4 of 5
This was our second year to stay upstairs at Hale Lana (and we'll probably schedule many more visits in the years ahead. Initially, we were concerned about the tsunami damage at nearby Manini Beach, but Mother Nature often has a way of changing things for the better. Instead of the sharp lava rocks and coral to challenge your bare feet, there is now a gentle SANDY slope into the ocean. The fish were just as plentiful as last year, and the coral seems healthier. We were able to snorkel almost every day either at Manini Beach or Two-Step (4 miles away). (By the way, the local people did an amazing job of cleaning up the tsunami damage and Dennis was instrumental in providing new palm trees and plants to replace the ones swept away. Many thanks to all of you who helped).

We appreciate the cleanliness and attention to detail at Hale Lana and our stay of 9 + days was very enjoyable, except for three days of construction noise from nearby houses being repaired from tsunami damage. We woke up to the sound of jackhammers and the "beep-beep-beep" of equipment backing up instead of the sounds of the ocean! Hopefully that will be finished soon.

This property is well worth the cost of the stay. We can highly recommend it to anyone who likes to snorkel or swim, doesn't mind being off the beaten path, and can climb a flight of stairs.

Thanks, Dennis, for making this beautiful place available. We'll be back.

Lloy and Russ Keeling,
Redlands CA
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Russ and Lloy,
Mahalo for taking the time to post your comments and glad you enjoyed Hale Lana and the great snorkeling again this year. We are humbled to have our beach and little community almost fully restored after some damage from the tsunami from Japan and sorry for the construction noise (although music to our ears). The organized community effort was amazing to see as well....past visitors and everyone here deeply loves the marine preserve of Kealakekua Bay and were glad to pitch in, with many spending days "on the job". Although close to the water, we are fortunate that Hale Lana is on a rise and higher in elevation and out of harm's way. The beach really is actually better, sandy, more beautiful, expansive and open and all the more precious to us!
Mahlo nui loa, Dennis
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Banff, AB, Canada
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Definitely a Winner

  • 5 of 5
A well designed, well equipped, and well maintained property in a excellent location that is very reasonably priced. While a car is essential, this is a great spot to explore the southern half of the Big Island. Would book the whole house next time and bring our adult children.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Larchmont, NY
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Our favorite place in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
In February 2010, my husband and I returned to Hale Lana for the third year in a row and spent 8 days in the second floor unit of this beautiful house. Hale Lana is elegantly decorated in an Asian-influenced motif, and the architecture of the two-story ceiling lets the trade winds cool the house, keeping it comfortable day and night. The wrap-around lana’i is one of the pleasures of this house where we can sit and listen to the morning doves, the mynah birds and the waves at Manini Beach. The house is impeccably clean and very well equipped. The owners exude the Aloha spirit, they are extremely accommodating, and pleasantly businesslike in their management of this rental which is something we “New Yawkuhs” appreciate. The price of the rental is fair in comparison to the other rentals in the area and the location is wonderful. If you are into the night life and are coming to Hawaii to party, this is not the place for you, but if you want a taste of a quiet old Hawaiian neighborhood in a beautiful home on the ocean (ok, ok, so it's really a block or so in from the ocean), this is the place for you. (PS While we were there, I walked over to Auntie Margaret’s Massage School on Ke’ei Beach and had a soothing lomi massage while I watched whales spouting in the ocean. Very cool!) We are already planning our return in February 2011!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Kealakekua Bay Kona Coast
Washington state
5

Three weeks of Bliss

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent three glorious weeks at Hale Lana at the end of 2009. It was a perfect retreat from the mainland--relaxing at every turn. The one-bedroom upstairs area is completely inviting--great color scheme (a calming green) and well-equipped for preparing meals. The location is fabulous, just a short walk to Manini and Keei beaches, and an easy drive to Two-Step. Every detail made our stay perfect from the quiet neighborhood to the sound of the bay lulling us to sleep at night. We took advantage of amenities provided, taking the beach chairs and towels on all adventures. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a Big Island adventure with many of the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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Seattle
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Lovely Accomodations

  • 5 of 5
Hale Lana surpassed our expectations. Impeccably clean, spacious, and well equipped with everything we needed. With snorkeling so close by, we were in the water by 7:30 each morning when the reef is more active and before the crowds. The Kayak to Captain Cook is recommended as well as snorkeling at "Two Step". We saw dolphins occasionally in both bays, but had the honor of sharing their world at "Two Step" one day when they swam into the bay. What a fabulous spot near great snorkeling and yet away from the crowds. As we left were were already planning our next visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona-Keahole
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mamalaohoa Highway
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: necessary

Grocery stores, shopping and numerous restaurants are a 15 minute picturesque drive away. There are many areas to explore on foot. Historic Place of Refuge National Park (featuring Hawaiian historical and cultural displays, picnics, whale watching, sunsets on the tide pools and dating from the 1500's) is three miles away. Keei (a crescent white sand, shaded, uncrowded surfing beach) is a short walk or drive away. It is also i Kayak rental and launching (with all you need) is a short block away. It is also located in the heart of ranches and rodeo grounds. Hale Lana is conveniently located between 'downtown' Kailua-Kona (for extensive shopping, dining, movies, boat harbor and night-life) and the wonders of Volcanos National Park and green and black sand beaches to the south, making it an ideal 'home-base' Relax on any of the numerous lanais or secluded nearby beaches or get on the road for easy short or day trips and easily explore all the 'Big Island'.

Located in a very quiet area free of the loud and invasive Coqui frog.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Kealakekua Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$165
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$195
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $156.24 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes Refundable Security Deposit of $150. to $300.
WINTER RATES Upstairs One Bedroom Dec 15 to Mar 31: $195. per night (accommodating two)
Entire House accommodating four $320. per night.

25% Reservation Deposit. Balance due 60 days prior Refundable Security Deposit. Checks accepted or credit cards (PayPal).
Free Wireless Internet access and free unlimited long distance calls to US mainland an
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Amenities

Amenities

Kealakekua Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Granite Counter
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • Ten Jet Jacuzzi Spa Tub in upstairs. Large walk-in tile showers. Private outdoor tile and covered shower for rinsing after the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The upstairs has one queen bed, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, surround sound, spa tub, large tile shower, wrap around lanais and views of the ocean, mountains and gardens. Huge fenced and gated private yard. No smoking and not suitable for children. Free secured Wireless Internet access and Free local and unlimited long distance calls to US mainland and Canada.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The high open ceilings, roof cupola, decking and louvred transoms are reminiscent of a boat. The house efficiently allows the balmy breezes and scents of the bay and surrounding plumeria trees to float through. There are ample lanais and patios to relax in sun or shade while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean and surrounding mountain. It is located in the center of Kona coffee and macadamia nut farms and mills as well as country stores and fruit stands offering locally grown produce. Also nearby are the old 'Painted Church' (wall murals), Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Garden and a wonderful ornate Buddhist Temple open to visitors. Wireless internet access. Not suitable for small children.

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